The BEST episodes of Necessary Roughness

Every episode of Necessary Roughness ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Necessary Roughness!

Necessary Roughness focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee (Callie Thorne) who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself an in-demand therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight - all in a moment of crisis - clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she's changing people's lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.

Last Updated: 1/19/2023Network:USA Network
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Pilot
star
8.03
598 votes

#1 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/29/2011

Recently divorced, Dr. Dani Santino is assigned to be the new team therapist for the local pro football franchise, the New York Hawks.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
Watch Now:Amazon
Goal Line
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7.75
524 votes

#2 - Goal Line

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/14/2011

As the Hawks head into the playoffs, Dani takes on an unexpected new client and TK must face his biggest rival. Nico has to decide where his loyalties lie.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
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Snap Out of It
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7.70
317 votes

#3 - Snap Out of It

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/10/2013

Dani helps a self-help guru, Nolan, who doesn't believe in talk therapy. Meanwhile, TK has met his match in Sheera, and Nico gathers inside information on V3.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Spell It Out
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7.63
366 votes

#4 - Spell It Out

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/25/2012

A spelling bee whiz kid turns to Dani with a case of the st-st-stutters. Meanwhile, TK comes face-to-face with a problem he hoped was history, a league representative comes knocking on Nico's door, and Jeanette still hasn't told Augusto she's pregnant.

Directors: Andy Wolk
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Anchor Management
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7.60
532 votes

#5 - Anchor Management

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/6/2011

Dr. Dani treats a news anchor whose career is on the chopping block following an on-air crack up. TK takes on the team when Matt won't clear him to play on Sunday. Lindsay dates a boy who seems too good to be true.

Directors: Ron Underwood
Watch Now:Amazon
Wide Deceiver
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7.58
399 votes

#6 - Wide Deceiver

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/20/2012

Dani's routine "psych eval" of a potential draft pick turns out to be anything but. Meanwhile, Pittman turns up the heat at the Combine, TK plays hooky in his old neighborhood, and Ray Jay's girlfriend annoys Dani to no end.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Slumpbuster
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7.58
454 votes

#7 - Slumpbuster

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/27/2012

Dani treats a baseball slugger who suddenly can't hit. Meanwhile, Pittman's antics get even stranger, TK's challenged to address the wound his shooting left behind, and Matt's bond with Ray Jay and Lindsay strains his relationship with Dani.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Good Will Haunting
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7.58
372 votes

#8 - Good Will Haunting

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/24/2013

Dani works with a fantasy writer; a sex tape scandal threatens TK's career. Meanwhile, Connor works on damage control and Nico has information that could shake up V3.

Watch Now:iTunes
Sympathy For the Devil
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7.58
433 votes

#9 - Sympathy For the Devil

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/21/2013

Dr. Dani searches for her missing client as the V3 scandal comes to a head. Meanwhile, TK may be benched for the big game and Nico has a surprise visitor.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
All The King's Horses
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7.58
486 votes

#10 - All The King's Horses

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/29/2012

As the Hawks season opener nears, Dani, TK, and the team teeter on the precipice of disaster. Who will come crashing down?

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
There's The Door
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7.57
430 votes

#11 - There's The Door

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/20/2013

A secret surfaces and threatens to cause a scandal that could bring down the Hawks' entire season. Dani makes a decision regarding her feelings for Matt and Nico.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
What's Eating You?
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7.54
393 votes

#12 - What's Eating You?

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/18/2012

Dani treats a veteran Hawks linebacker's hefty problem. Meanwhile, TK turns up the heat on the rookie Damon Razor with a little mischief. And Dani's BFF, Jeanette, returns for a visit as Lindsay goes to a therapist.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Baggage Claim
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7.54
557 votes

#13 - Baggage Claim

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/7/2011

A lifestyle media mogul's own lifestyle threatens her empire. Dani faces her first anniversary since the divorce. TK tries to figure out what he really wants in his love life.

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A Wing and a Player
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7.53
530 votes

#14 - A Wing and a Player

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/31/2011

Dani helps the Hawks’ and their suicidal mascot get over the playoff curse that’s haunted them for six years. Meanwhile, TK meets his match off the field, and Dani’s relationship with J.D. heats up.

Directors: Tim Hunter
Watch Now:Amazon
Bringing the Heat
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7.53
316 votes

#15 - Bringing the Heat

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/31/2013

Connor asks Dr. Dani to resume a course of therapy with her very first V3 client. TK struggles to shake Sheera after their break-up. Nico continues to work behind the scenes for the FBI to investigate the scandal at V3.

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Sucker Punch
star
7.52
393 votes

#16 - Sucker Punch

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/14/2013

Dr. Dani trades punches with a championship boxer who wants to get back in the ring. TK seeks treatment at the V3 clinic while Nico follows a new lead that takes him to the clinic as well. Abby is brought into the V3 fold, but it’s unclear whose side she’s really on.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Habit Forming
star
7.49
476 votes

#17 - Habit Forming

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/20/2011

Fullback Randy Boozler's rookie year will be his last if Dr. Dani can't figure out why he keeps failing to show up for practice. Meanwhile, sensitive information concerning Dani's patient is leaked and Matt is visited by an old friend with bad habits.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Watch Now:Amazon
Shrink or Swim
star
7.48
432 votes

#18 - Shrink or Swim

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/6/2012

The Hawks are facing problems before the football season even begins, the team's owner Marshall Pittman is getting divorced from his wife, who is trying to take control of everything. Meanwhile, Dr. Dani tries to hide her relationship with Matt while dealing with the IRS and unpaid taxes. And TK is trying to deal with getting shot in his own way, without any help from Dr. Dani.

Directors: Elodie Keene
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
V3 for Vendetta
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7.47
399 votes

#19 - V3 for Vendetta

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/17/2013

Connor searches for the mole at V3 and Dani helps an accountant with a secret. Meanwhile, Paloma wants to get on the fast track and TK's relationship with Sheera heats up.

Watch Now:iTunes
Regret Me Not
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7.45
568 votes

#20 - Regret Me Not

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/13/2013

Dani tries to unearth the cause of Quarterback Rex Evans' rage problem. Meanwhile, TK looks for help because he's getting worked on and off the field.

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Spinning Out
star
7.44
505 votes

#21 - Spinning Out

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/13/2011

Dr. Dani treats a NASCAR driver who can't get back behind the wheel after a crash. TK gets into a fight with the team's rookie wide receiver. Lindsay and RJ throw a party that gets out of hand.

Directors: Kevin Dowling
Watch Now:Amazon
Losing Your Swing
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7.44
550 votes

#22 - Losing Your Swing

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/17/2011

Dani treats a rising golf star with the "yips." TK gets a new therapist. A former professor of Dani's sparks her interest.

Directors: Gloria Muzio
Watch Now:Amazon
Double Fault
star
7.43
509 votes

#23 - Double Fault

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/22/2012

Dr. Dani treats mixed-doubles tennis players who are all mixed up, on court and off. When something important is stolen from TK's apartment, Matt finds himself going toe to toe with TK's agent, Rob. Nico uncovers a major security breach at the Hawks. Ray Jay wants to supplement his college tuition. Jeanette's pregnancy panic comes to a head.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Whose Team Are You On?
star
7.42
556 votes

#24 - Whose Team Are You On?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/10/2011

When infighting among the players' wives and girlfriends goes viral, Dani must intervene. Meanwhile, Nico searches for a damaging video tape.

Directors: Elodie Keene
Watch Now:Amazon
Poker Face
star
7.41
503 votes

#25 - Poker Face

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/27/2011

Professional poker play Jason Coogan wants Dani to uncover the "tell" that's destroying his career, but there's more to Coogan's problem than meets the eye. Meanwhile, the Hawks hire high-powered publicist Laura Radcliffe to improve TK's public image.

Directors: David Grossman
Watch Now:Amazon

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